In memory of our dear friend and collaborator, Aaron Swartz, whose social, technical, and political insights still touch us daily, Noisebridge and the Internet Archive will be hosting a reception on what would have been Aaron’s 27th birthday, Friday, November 8, 2013.
- co-founder of Creative Commons
- Carl Malamud is a technologist, author, and public domain advocate, known for his foundation public.resource.org.
- Legal Director EFF Cindy discussed the progress in CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) reform, namely, “Aaron’s Law
" that was introduced by Zoe Lofgren in the House of Representatives. The FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests regarding the release of Aaron's FBI and Secret Service files
, and MIT’s obstruction
of the release of those files.
- Investigations Editor, Wired Magazine Kevin discussed the several FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests regarding Aaron's FBI and Secret Service Files that are currently pending, and what results he's received so far.
- Founder and Digital Libararian, Internet Archive Brewster discussed the over 1 million academic articles (jstor, arxiv), the almost 1 million court cases
that are now live online , and also the archive's new tools that recently went live for preserving privacy and downloading torrent files.
- Hackathon Organizer Yan discussed the organization and the goals of the worldwide Aaron Swartz memorial hackathons.
Garrett Robinson and James Dolan
- Garrett Robinson, Lead Developer, Securedrop and James Dolan, Project Maintainer, SecureDrop, Freedom of the Press
Foundation discussed SecureDrop
, an "Open Source Platform for Whistleblowers," whose development has now been taken over by the Freedom of the Press Foundation
- Formatting Aaron Swartz's Writings
from Brewster Kahle and Lisa Rein